About Me

My name is Brian.  I was born and raised in West Virginia and moved to St. Louis, Missouri with my wife in the summer of 2000.  Since then we bought a house, started careers, and had two kids.  We’re living the “American dream” (or my version thereof).

Right after high school I played guitar in a band called Flood for a couple years.  Some of my fondest memories are from those days.  I’ve compiled what I have from those days here on the site.  Sometimes I think I would like to start another band; most of the time I think those days are behind me.

I’m a huge Stephen King and Arthur C. Clarke fan.  I have the entire Twilight Zone collection on DVD and I think Rod Serling was absolutely brilliant.

I pay the bills now by working as a computer programmer specializing in data warehousing and as a horror/thriller writer.

Although I feel like politics have a despicable nature uniquely their own, I most closely identify myself with the Libertarian party.  Their platform tends to resemble my own.

I follow no religion or faith, but I do subscribe to two philosophical principles: Freethought and the Ethic of Reciprocity (more widely known as The Golden Rule). That’s worked well enough for me this far and I’ve found no compelling reason yet to dilute it with arbitrary rules and unsubstantiated fantasy.

I started this site back in 2003.  It crawled, it learned to walk, then it ate itself into a bloated, self-serving, cynical mass.  I purged virtually all of it on September 16, 2009.  It wasn’t the first purge the site has seen, but it was the biggest.  It had become abundantly clear that the site needed a more targeted purpose and should have a different tone than before.  That realization was due in no small part to this article.  Now my site focuses primarily around my old band, my writing, computers & software, and my family.  I also throw some random and eclectic personal stuff out here that I think might be interesting to family and friends.  I have no delusions of grandeur or inflated sense of self; I’m just one person out of seven billion yapping on the web.

I hope you enjoy the site and find it useful and/or entertaining. And if you haven’t had enough of me already then check out BrianJJarrett.com and my writing blog for more.

 

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